Broadstone Music Series 2019/20

Our Christmas Concert video 2020

Dear Friends and supporters.

We hope that you are all keeping well. 

As we head towards the end of this dreadful year, we are only too aware of the giant hole in our usual calendar of events, which many see as the highlight of the season. It is of course our Christmas Concert. 

Despite having successfully staged several concerts outdoors during the summer months in our Music Charity, it was never going to be possible for this special event to take place. This is very disappointing as it would have been a wonderful way to mark our 10th year. However, not to be entirely defeated, we would like to offer a musical Christmas gift below that we recorded last Saturday especially for you. It showcases a few of the musicians who took part in our lockdown activities, both junior and senior and we have included a few Christmas readings too. We are hugely grateful to Roberto Curiel for his time and commitment to videoing the talented young musicians and putting together. As you can imagine we tried to spend minimum time together so it was recorded as a concert without audience, with the musicians in and out through different doors! We are extremely grateful to all who helped to make this video happen including the beautiful Merley House, and all the people are mentioned at the end of the video. We also congratulate all the young musicians and readers who performed so beautifully.
We continue to be grateful for the continual support from SoundStorm Music Agency during 2020.

Although the year has been much quieter than anticipated, we have continued to be musically active, with fully comprehensive Covid risk assessments in place. Thank you for the support you showed for all of these events. 4 pop-up concerts and an enormously successful summer school took place in the beautiful grounds of Yarrells School, in which the joy and enthusiasm of all taking part was palpable. We were protected from the elements by an array of gazebos and the imperfect weather was not able to dampen the spirits! These concerts raised an amazing £1300 for the BSO Benevolent Fund and Gully’s Place at Poole Hospital. 

As we leaned in to Autumn, we managed to arrange some fantastic half term masterclasses at Merley House. The beauty of the venue coupled with the intensity of the learning was unforgettable.

If you enjoy our Christmas video below, we would be extremely grateful if you might consider making a small donation as it would help towards our exciting music plans for 2021. We have naturally missed the income from our audience this year.
Please contact our treasurer Nicky Nicholas: or our music director and a donation can be gift aided. We would make sure that you have first refusal over our limited tickets during 2021.

We wish you all good health and a very happy if quiet Christmas, and hope that we will see you much more often in 2021 for more live music.

Everyone at Broadstone Music Series hopes that you enjoy our Christmas video that we made especially this year for our loyal audiences:

If you enjoyed that, you might like a taster of a couple of some of our other 2020 music
activities while you are here, that were supported by SoundStorm: 
“Inspiration Through Aspiration” masterclasses on violin (Catherine Martin) and cello (Joely Koos), October 2020 –

Summer School at Yarrells school, July 2020 –

Poole Society for Young Musicians Charity no: 1171893

After a very successful Broadstone Music Series in 2018/19 and our exciting and diverse, inaugural summer festival we are pleased to announce our 2019/2020 Broadstone Music Series of concerts.

Our final concerts of the season include these innovative, pop-up concerts from the Sur L’Herbe Summer series to celebrate music, the arts and live music after the drought of the COVID desert.

Sunday 13th September – Amyn Merchant and Friends,
Sunday 27th September – Catherine Martin and Friends.

We have worked hard to bring an interesting array of concerts that will bring much enjoyment to lovers of classical music in our community. Each concert has its own individual page full of information about the events, ticket-buying options, venue, and timings, etc. In the meantime here was the line-up for the rest of 2019/20.

Prize Winners’ Recital: 10th November 2019

A musical celebration of the Christmas Season Concert : 20th December 2019

Coffee Concert 2020 : 1st March 2020


POPUP Broadstone Music Series Wind Quintet, socially distanced “SUR L’HERB”!
Celebrate the return of Live music Summer 2020:

Sunday 2nd August 3-4pm Broadstone Wind Quintet
Sunday 16th August 3-4pm String Quartet -Mark Derudder & friends.

Basically Bach Project: To mark our 10th season, we are presenting an ambitious project, “Basically Bach”, involving a complete cycle of the six Brandenburg Concerti of JS Bach. Applications for the 2nd and 3rd phase are still open please APPLY TO TAKE PART HERE.
There is a FREE CONCERT ADMISSION, with retiring collection towards future music projects with young musicians following each phase. Below are the project concert dates for your diaries at St John’s Church, Macaulay Road, Broadstone, BH18 8AR:

Sunday 6th October 2019, 5 – 6pm – Brandenburg concerti no 1 & 3 with Schubert 5th symphony movement 1

Sunday 9th February 2020, 5 – 6pm – Brandenburg concerti no 2 & 5 with Bach suite no 2

THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED TO APRIL 5th ONLY, 1.30-5.30pm AT URC BROADSTONE: Brandenburg concerti no 6 and other
repertoire ending with an informal performance at 5pm for 1/2 hour. Free entry.

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